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English

Etymology

From Middle English moderat, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] moderātus, past principle of moderārī, to moderate

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
moderate

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Not excessive; acting in moderation
  2. Mediocre
  3. (US politics) Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.

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Noun

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Singular
moderate

Plural
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moderate ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One who holds an intermediate position between the extremes relevant in the actual political situation.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to moderate

Third person singular
moderat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to moderate (third-person singular simple present moderat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To reduce the excessiveness of (something)
  2. (intransitive) To become less excessive
  3. (intransitive) To act as a moderator; to assist in bringing to compromise

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References

  • "moderate" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

moderate” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


Italian

Verb

moderate

  1. Second-person plural present tense of moderare.
  2. Second-person plural imperative of moderare.
  3. Feminine plural of moderato.

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